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The Canterbury Tales (I racconti di Canterbury) (1972)

The Canterbury Tales
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Hugh Griffith Hugh Griffith
Sir January
Laura Betti Laura Betti
The Wife from Bath
Franco Citti Franco Citti
The Devil
Alan Webb Alan Webb
Old Man
Pier Paolo Pasolini Pier Paolo Pasolini
Geoffrey Chaucer
J.P. Van Dyne J.P. Van Dyne
The Cook

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The Canterbury Tales

3 years, 9 months ago at Oct 4 1:36
You know, I’ve tried to take a few days to think about what I experienced while viewing The Canterbury Tales, and I’m still slightly at a loss for what it all added up to. It carries over the anthology structure from Chaucer, and writer-director Pier Paolo Pasolini cast himself as Chaucer, essentially writing its own director-as-auteur thesis for those inclined to lean on that critical school ... read more
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Eight of Geoffrey Chaucer’s lusty tales come to life on-screen in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s gutsy and delirious The Canterbury Tales, which was shot in England and offers a remarkably earthy re-creation of the medieval era. From the story of a nobleman struck blind after marrying a much younger and promiscuous bride to a climactic trip to a hell populated by friars and demons (surely one of the most outrageously conceived and realized sequences ever committed to film), this is an endlessly imaginative work of merry blasphemy, framed by Pasolini’s portrayal of Chaucer himself.
Release date: 30 May 1980
UPC: 014381441628
Tags: Drama (8), Italian (4), Sex (3), Italy (3), Pasolini (3), Comedy (3), 1972 (3), 1970s (3), Based On Novel (2), 70's (2), 1970's (2), Comedia (1), Cameo (1), The Middle Ages (1), History (1), Foreign Language (1), 70s (1), European (1)
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